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sorry to pain you with singing. that's what will did to our show tonight. anderson 360 starts right now. >> thanks. >> good evening. we begin with keeping th"keepin hones honest", growing concerns with the cruise ship captain who got off the wreck while percentagas were still on board fighting for their lives. engineers blew holes in this side of the costa concordia and did it to create access points for dive teams and other rescuers and sounds like they spent the day recovering bodies. five people were found, bringing the total to 11 with nearly two dozen people missing. a judge ordered the captain held under arrest and he could face manslaughter charges. his story is not holding up well. he claims he and his crew were the last to abandon ship and claims his navigational ship did
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not show the rocks that crippled the concordia and it does not hold up to facts we already know. as passengers and crews were still scrambling down the side of the ship. this infrared camera shows people scrambling down the side of the ship in the middle of the night trying to board lifeboats. captain schettino, we know at this point, he was safely away on the phone with the coast guard commander at that time. in tapes released today, he tells him literally as the senior scene is playing out, he and his officers are on a lifeboat. when he mentions he thinks there's still about 100 passengers on board. the coast guard commander is stunned. flabbergasted. first, he tells the captain to get his men back on board the ship to take care of the remaining people. after a number of excuses from the captain, he pretty much goes ba ballistic, listen. [ speaking foreign language ]
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[ speaking foreign language ] >> clearly, captain schettino was not on the last lifeboat. his own taped conversation shows that. it confirms he left passengers and crew behind and knew he left them behind. as for his claim about the rocks. for starters, he should never have been anywhere near them. take a look. is the where the concordia was friday night. the yellow line is the course it should have taken. the orange line takes it right up to the east coast of this island, gigliio, also known for the rockiness. it was not on his chart and we
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don't know precisely which rock he hit. if you look at the standard navigational man of the area, all use, you can see there's many rocks in the area, many dots surrounding the island. the numbers indicate extremely shallow water, no place for a cruise ship that size. why was it there? for starters, it was there before. this is "abc news" from an earlier visit to the concordia. reports captain schettino took his ship past gigliio so his chief steward from that island could wave to his family. it's a tragedy that only gets worse with time. we will take you up close to see what the italian rescue divers are doing. extremely dangerous work they're doing right now. and a survivor describes the panic rush for lifeboat, a helpful crew but no ship's officers or captain anywhere to be seen and first, a look at
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contradictions in the captain's own story. >> reporter: the call comes at 1:46 a.m., hours after the evacuation of the concordia has begun. from the start, captain gregoiria defalco of the italian coast guard is dismayed from what he's hearing of captain schettino. [ speaking foreign language ] >> 100 people still on board according to the captain himself. listen to what schettino told italian television after he was safely ashore. [ speaking foreign language ] >> but the phone call to defalco tells a different story. captain schettino is ordered at least ten times to go back on
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board to oversee the evacuation. he resists. [ speaking foreign language ] >> schettino seems to contradict himself again by then saying he did not abandon the ship.
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>> what's clear is that schettino had lost control of the situation and was unaware of what was happening on board his own ship. >> that one has now grown to more than 10 dead and there are still nearly two dozen missing. schettino has never been involved in an accident before and his lawyer says his actions after the crash saved the lives of many of the passengers and crew members.
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so all eyes are now on the recovery of the ship's data recorders, to see if they might prove schettino was indeed a hero or a captain who abandoned its ship and its thousands of passengers. >> the italian coast guard says they've located a second black box. do we know when they're going to actually be able to retrieve that and when we may get answers on the night of what happened the night of the crash exactly? >> reporter: at the moment, they're still saying they're concentrating on the hunt for the missing and unaccounted for. i would guess they may be able to get this second black box which they've located. if they can, that may give them more information, possibly on board cameras and photo s and videos during the incident to back up some of the radio communications we've been listening to, to give us a fuller picture exactly what happened.
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schettino's lawyer is trying to put this in a very different light, saying, actually, he's a hero. after they hit the rock, he deliberately put it onto the shore to give the passengers a better chance of getting out. he got off the ship and on to a lifeboat because that was a better place to coordinate. two conflicting accounts of what happened. one, a captain who completely lost a grip on the situation, another, according to his lawyer is of the captain, who while he drove the boat on to rocks, then reacted in the right way to get people off safely. >> the notion he could organize better from a lifeboat, that's an interesting concept his lawyer is floating there. we'll see water experts have to say. i want to get deeper into what a ship's captain is supposed to do in a situation like this and supposed to do with the tools on the bridge to stay off the rocks in the first place. joining us is captain staples, who has decades of experience
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with large vessels. and alex, who was on the harbor. thank you for talking with us. i can only imagine what the last several days have been like for you. how do you view the captain of the cruise ship and his actions, as you know them right now? alex, can you hear me? we're having trouble getting in with alex. to captain staples. captain, as you hear that recording between the ship's captain and the coast guard, what do you make of what we know the captain did so far? >> from what i've seen and heard, i was totally amazed at his actions. it just baffled me how this man could abandon that ship with people on board, not the typical type of thing you would expect from somebody that takes responsibility of preserving life when you're at sea. >> the argument that his lawyer appears to be making, that he
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could better organize things from a lifeboat, does that make any sense to you? >> no. that makes absolutely know sense to me. it was dark and you have very poor visibility in a lifeboat, you're closer to water. you have no idea how many people are on board the ship. he should have stayed on board that ship and coordinated the rescue attempts from the vessel. >> the captain said he wasn't aware of the rock that he hit. does it make sense? the whole notion of how far they were off course, does that surprise you? is there any reason, other than some sort of personal reason, wanting to wave to people on shore that they would have made that course? >> no. i was very surprised he would do something like that, deviate from his original voyage plan. it makes absolutely no sense to risk the vessel bringing her into shallow weathwaters and ro coast. it makes no sense to do
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something like that and i find it hard to understand why somebody would take that risk, especially at night time, visibility is very poor anyways you can't see what's out there. to bring her in that close, he said he was 300 meters off the beach, not the turning diameter of that vessel and leaves himself no outs for any type of emergency we saw, very poor judgmental error. >> alex is on the phone, surviving the wreck. i can't imagine what the last couple days have been like for you. when you hear that recording between the ship captain and coast guard and the coast guard telling the captain to get back on the ship. what do you right now think of that captain? >> anderson, hearing this news feed, i am absolutely shocked. shocked at his behavior. i've heard other reports he abandoned ship and this sounds like they had a lot of proof of
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where he was and his mindset was. as a passenger that was relying on him and the rest of his upper officers to steer this ship, it's quite alarming. >> you saw a lot of -- you made a point of mentioning lower level crew members you saw trying to help people as best they could, correct? >> i certainly did. i'm talking about the cabin stewards, the people that were -- had been booking excursions, the wait staff, they -- they came to our aid. they were doing the very best they could. there was no upper level directi direction. we had not had a must er statio check. my husband and i got in from barcelona and been on the ship five days and never had a drill where we put on our life vest
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and went to our muster station. that being said, when the alarm went off to abandon ship, people just ran for the deck and were trying to jump on any lifeboat they could. >> did you know where to go? did you know what to do? you said you hadn't had a practic practice. >> no. the announcement that was made told us to go to deck four. we were on deck 10. so we went down in the dark, six flights of stairs because the electricity was out and when we got to the deck four, i mean, there were hundreds of people there. there was a crew member there that looked at my vest and my vest had an a on it, so he said that meant -- he pointed to the a side of the boat. if your vest had a b, you went to the b side of the boat. we were fortunate because the a side of the boat was the one going into the water and you
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could still get on lifeboats. those on the b side of the boat, the boat was so high on that side, that the lifeboats, you couldn't get in them and there was no way they could be dropped down to the water. >> were people calm? we've seen video of people moaning and pushing, details of people taking other people's life jackets, what did you see? >> i certainly saw chaos and there was a lot of pushing and yelling and it became a situation of every man for himself. every man was trying to get in lifeboats and there was not enough for the passengers that were on the boat. we were so fortunate, we did, after five tries, get in a lifeboat. we got two of the last nine seats. but i talked to other passengers, once we were on the pier, that had had to jump in
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and swim. it wasn't a long distance, but it was night and the water was cold and it was frightening. >> terrifying to have to jump off a boat into darkness in the water. i mean, it's terrifying. captain, if a boat has turned over like this and only one side has lifeboats that can get in the water, what are all the other people supposed to get in lifeboats on the other side, they can't launch those boat, right, because they can't get them over the side now? >> that's correct. usually, when a ship heels or lists about 25 degrees, the gravity davitts are unreleasable, you can't release them and have to go to life rafts, where you can throw the life raft off the ship and launch it that way. >> did they have life rafts? >> they do have life rafts on board, yes. you can see them in some of the pictures, you can see the life rafts hanging on the portside, where it's exposed, they are hung up. they tried to launch them on the
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high side and probably should have tried to launch them on the low side. >> they actually tried to launch the life rafts off the high side of the boat, the part that is sticking out? >> that's what it appears, some are hung up and a few caught up in the hull. >> wow. >> these life rafts are generally made so you can pick them up and throw them over the side so you have a cord, the line extends, it bursts open and the life raft inflates. >> i appreciate it. what's your advice for somebody caught in a situation like this? what's your advice? >> it certainly is everyone's worst nightmare. in the future would look at the cruise line we're taking and look at their safety record. we have found out since this was not the first accident that costa cruise line had had and we were certainly unaware of that. that would be the first step. the second would be know in the
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first hour you get on the ship, you should have your muster drill and pay very close attention. >> good advice. >> too often, we just dismiss that and say, that will never happen. when it happens, you know you needed to have paid attention. >> alex beach, i'm so glad you and your husband are okay. thank you very much for talking with us. captain staples, thanks. let us know what you think. we're on facebook and google plus. i'll be tweeting tonight. next, veteran rich, takes us deep under sea to show us what the italian divers are dealing with in their search for survivors and victims. later, fireworks at the republican debate, mitt romney making a new claim on his record at job creation. butting butting -- putting him to the test. >> anderson, we both fly a lot. imagine you're on a jumbo jet high above the atlantic when a
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a glimmer of hope. that's all an italian official can offer families still missing from the concordia. divers are making their way through the equivalent of a topple skyscraper in shifting dark and deadly waters. visualize that. we talked to butch hendrick of life guard systems tells us the process of rescue and recovery could take weeks. tonight, he will show us why. >> we start tieing a line off on the outside of the ves. then that will be run, with me, attached to me, into the first compartment we are going to enter. every time i make a turn, i'm going to do a tie off, so what ends up happening, at no point do i have compromised my safety line that will take me back out. right now, what we've done, if you will, is that i came in strict straight in from the tieoff point outside. i will now make a complete 90
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degree left turn. i will go further up into the wreck. to do that, i can't just let my line, my tracer, i can't allow it to make turns around pillars where it could get caught. so what we've done, we've gone directly interior, straight, tied off, and now i make a perfect right angle -- sorry, left angle turn, at 90, to go straight into the next compartment. looking at the most recent pictures from cnn on tv, the visibility right now inside the ship in italy is really quite nice. we've got good visibility until we get deeper in where they lose all their light. i'm sure, as the real commercial crews get there in, they'll start setting this. anybody going into a compartment or companion ways they cannot see outside the ship, we've silted this out on purpose to give you an opportunity to see how fast one second everything is clear, in a matter of seconds, with a physical motion,
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the whole place is silting out. the depth the cruise ship is in, some of that is done in 15, 20 feet of water. if they take their time and relax, they could easily be in there an hour or so or on surface supply, they could be in there two or three hours. i have to go into the bathroom sections, the bedroom section, sitting room section. usually you think coming in right, working right, coming out. >> butch hendrick and crew at a wreck site off the atlantic coast of florida. he joins us now. it's fascinating to see how labor-intensive this is. you can't just go through room to room. you've seen the latest pictures of divers going through the wreckage. what really jumps out at you from it? >> i'm sorry. >> what sticks out, as you see those pictures? what do you think the toughest thing for them is right now? >> i think the toughest, one, is
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getting yourself to separate from the tragedy, tai have to realize it's time go to work and next is the debris in front of them, difficult to pre-plan, all kinds of debris around them. >> i hadn't actually thought of that. in all the rooms the stuff is floating around and obscuring their vision. how long do you think this could take? you were saying if they use surface air, they can stay under the water longer. divers are still limited in the amount of time they can stay under water each day, aren't they? >> they will be limited but they're not diving deep at the moment and because of the depth, they can spend hours working and it's really how long can they keep them warm and how much debris do they have to move out of the way to keep the process going forward. >> you were diving in a wreck basically standing up. the costa concordia is a cruise
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ship on its side. the idea of visualizing it as a skyscraper half submerged in water kind of helps me understand how complex this is. it's a warrant of rooms and floors they have to go through room to room. >> that's correct, anderson. what will happen, they have to constantly reorient their brain to the position of the walls now are floors and so forth. otherwise, they start to get a little complacent, you start working and all of a sudden, you forget the door is no longer in a position it needs to be on a normal day and realize the way the debris is set up, how you will move it. some of these items like tables, bed, they're bolted down. what will happen there, they're sticking out from the side, not just sitting in a normal position. >> ultimately, do you know what they will do with a ship like this? i know is the not your area of expertise. what do you do with a ship this
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size once it's been cleared? >> you have smith, the company from rodder dam, coming in, the best in the world and try to figure out how to patch it in certain portions and pump the water out faster than it can get in and they will remove it. >> realistically at this point, is there a chance people are still alive? >> i'm sorry to say this, i don't believe there are. i'm sorry, anderson. >> just given the amount of time, the temperature of the water, the difficulty. >> i think you have to look at several issues. one of is just the hypothermia. if a compartment is flooded, even if there was air, at this point, most of them would have succumbed to the hypothermic problem of the water temperature. second, what is the air supply in a closed area if you can't continue to get refreshed air, they will be running out of oxygen and refreshing it with their own co2. >> nearly two dozen people still
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missing, unaccounted for. butch hendrick, thanks. another major challenge butch mentioned is cleaning up the records of the cruise ship. it had 2,000 tons of fuel on board at the time of the wreck. so far, they say there's no evidence that is leaking into the sea, another possible disaster. also tonight, republican candidates facing off at a debate in south carolina and jobs in the southern state and some fuzzy math. ♪
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could be days or weeks before divers locate the last of the victims aboard the costa concordia. it's teetering on a ledge in the sea and water in the hull and impact damage and by now, a total loss. you may have seen where vessels are taken to be broken down. as remarkable as this looks, nowhere close to that with concordia and knowing whether it can be refloated. tom looked into the dangers and joins me now. >> first, you have to get past the human tragedy. once that happens, the first thing that happens with naval architects, divers, the whole salvage team, they come in here and want to see how much damage was done and if this ship is seaworthy. they must assess the danger of working this close to shore and
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potentially heavy surf and decide if they can tow it out of these shallow waters and if they can get it afloat again. ant importantly, is it worth it? this is something you have to consider. this is a ship that has enormous fancy rooms in it, casino, restaurants, fancy staterooms, all going on, on board the ship and a question whether they would want to salvage it afterwards because it would be hugely expensive. >> and operating in what's potentially a crime scene. >> that's what makes it complex. they have to be mindful of that and environmental concerns, d g danger removal. work boats have to pump out thousands of gallons of fuel on board as you mentioned moments ago. this is a picture where they put oil booms to protect the town and coast in case there is a leak there. this is a big big job and they
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have to look out for the stabilization of the ship itself. when you take that fuel out, it will begin shifting and change and it may make it roll a different way and they have to repair the gigantic holes in the side of it. >> these sound like huge jobs especially with a ship more than twice as big as the titanic. do we know how long it could take? >> the first two steps, once we get past the investigation part, the first two steps alone take a month or two, depending on the weather. then comes the really really difficult third part of all of this. they have to reclaim all these flotation chambers down underneath the ship, pumping out all the sea water in here as butch mentioned a minute ago and replacing it with air. they will probably do it one at a time, working toward this dangerous moment when this whole massive tonage, if it works, will lift up and float free again. in all likelihood, this step
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will involve doing this, bringing in great big powerful bar barges out here and attaching cables to the top of sthe ship and making sure it rights itself instead of turning it the other way. this is a huge, huge dangerous job. if they can get it done, then it can be towed to a port for repair or even cut up depending what they want it to do if it cabinet can't go back into service. if they can't do none of that, too dangerous, too close to shore, all of this. the salvage experts i talked to said everything above the water would be cutaway and then they would use immense wire saws to cut down the hull like a loaf of bread and each slice would be hauled away. that could take a year, maybe more. >> fascinating. let's get the latest on other stories we're following.
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"keeping them honest" report. last night in south carolina, just five candidates dropped out of the race after jon huntsman dropped out and endorsed mitt romney. some fell short of the facts. the economy was front and center last night. here's what front-runner mitt romney said about president obama's record on jobs.
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>> we've got a president in office three years and he does not have a jobs plan yet. >> "keeping them honest," that's not true. like them or not, president obama has in fact proposed plans to create jobs. the stimulus package included direct funding for new jobs, more recently in september he introduced the latest jobs plan in a speech to a joint session of congress. >> i am sending this congress a plan that you should pass right away. it's called the american jobs act. there should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation. >> none of that plan, almost none of that plan has been passed into law. president obama stumped extensively to build support for. it you can like what it's in it or not. you can't deny his plan at least exists. in the meantime, romney supersized a claim about his own record as a jobs creator. her's what he said about his time as a buyout for bain
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capital. i had a chance to have plan of my own, it ended up having some 120,000 jobs. >> romney went on to say 120,000 wasn't a net number. some businesses they invested in failed and jobs lost as a result. he said the record of all those jobs lost or gained is available. there's no hard evidence to back up his claim. a lot of people have been crunching numbers on this including us and still haven't seen hard proof. it may not be possible to figure out the hard number. romney has been all over the map on it. here's what he said six days ago. >> people here in the state know in the work i had we starrted a number of businesses, invested in tens of thousands of others and created many jobs. >> earlier, his claim was much bigger. >> i'm very happy in my former life we helped create over 100,000 new jobs. >> in the new ad romney's
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campaign released last friday, that claim got scaled back. >> mitt romney helped create and invested in helping struggling business, grew new ones and rebuilt old ones, creating thousands of jobs. >> now saying 120,000 jobs. his new number and biggest and most precise claim yet. a lot of big claims made last night, not just mitt romney, let's dig into raw third quarter and political contributor and president bush white house press secretary airi fleischer and frm the 2012 campaign. what a lot of people paid attention to, in exchange newt gingrich had with the moderator juan williams. i want to listen to part of it. >> i got to tell you, my e-mail account, my twitter account has been inundated with people all races who are asking if your comments are not intended to belittle the poor and racial
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minorities. you saw some of this reaction during your visit to a black church in south carolina. you saw some of this during your visit to a black church in south caroli carolina, where a woman asked you why you referred to president obama as the food sample preside stamp president. it sounds as if you're seeking to belittle people. >> well, first of all, juan, the fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by barack obama than any president in american history. [ applause ] now, i know among the politically correct, you're not supposed to use facts that are uncomfortable. so here's my point. i believe every american of every background has been endowed by their creator with the right to pursue happiness and if that makes liberals unhappy, i'm going to continue
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to find ways to help poor people learn how to get a job, learn how to get a better job and learn some day to own the job. >> when you saw that, cornell, what did you think? >> i thought it was dog-whistle politics at its worst. let's be clear. we know exactly what newt gingrich is talking about when he goes in places in the deep south and talks about food stamps and black people wanting -- should demand checks not handouts. for african americans to be lectured on work ethic who spent more of their tears and blood laboring in this country for free for -- without profit than any other group in this country, for us to be getting lectured about a work ethic from newt gingrich is a little over the top. >> you're saying dog-whistle politics, you're saying this was code words? >> absolutely, it's code words. we like to have these poli conversations like we all don't know exactly what newt gingrich is -- it's the same sort of
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language and welfare queen, same sort of racially coded language that speaks to the racially adverse in our electorate. it's strategic and knows exactly what he's doing and trying to win an election in a very cynical way? sn>> ari, was it intended? >> let me make points and calm things down and it's a sensitive issue, and it should be any time you talk about people who suffer and need help the most, it will enter into these areas. this is the second time i've been on the show with cornell and said herman cain was a racist. what i hear, anderson, is actually the opposite. oversensitivity that starts to accuse republicans who are saying the solutions to the most intractable poverty problems are found in the private sector and the government needs to do more to put people in private sector program, less reliance on federal programs that have
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turned out to be a trap and not a safety net. that's a conversation america needs to have. i do think newt could do it in a less polarizing fashion. the history of newt gingrich has been to polarize people although his ideas are so sound when it comes to this. both sides need to listen to each other, not attack the motives of one another if we're really going to help people suffering and in poverty. questioning people's motives trying to help is only going to divide people. there's too great a sensitivity about people, who just say republicans are evil, republicans are racist, republicans are wrong. that's hurtful and that's just as wrong. >> cornell. >> well, you know, i agree with my friend, ari. i wish i had the confidence. by the way, i never called herman cain a racist. >> you sure did. >> i said his language was bigoted. i never called him a racist. i understand the defensive. >> we have a tape. it's easy. >> i never said he was bigoted. i do understand the defensive
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between racism and bigotry. you are right on that. so many of us understand the history in this country this sort of language has been used without question to divide whites from black. i hope we're at a point we can get beyond that but some of us are suspect when we hear this language over and over again, especially in places with south carolina with audiences that the history says we have to be suspicious of this sort of language in that context. >> was there something about the tenor of the exchange or the words used in the exchange that particularly caught your attention? >> there's so much of it. one other thing, for republicans to be criticizing democrats for class warfare, what's class warfare when you start talking about a food stamp president, quite frankly? what's class warfare when you talk about entitlement programs that help the poor and elderly? some people pointed out how he used juan's first name, how he
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exaggerated juan's first name and played to the crowd there. i don't know if it's true or not. i do know when you start talking about black people looking for handouts and welfare queens and food stamp presidents, that triggers a very very coded time old thing in politics in america, especially in the south where we have to be suspicious of. when you get this sort of reaction from that crowd there, i think we have a right to be suspicious of it. >> ari, do you believe code words are used by politicians in this sense? >> not in the context talked about tonight. i don't think there was anything cody about it. newt gingrich is making a very important point how to help people in poverty. the way to get those people help is as newt talked about through private sector programs and reliance on the private sector. the problem is there's such a reliance particularly on the democratic party the solution is more government spending and
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federal programs and that created the trap that led to int intergenerational poverty and hurt people more than lifting people up. that's a good debate to have. when you hear rick santorum talk about family breakdown is lending itself to poverty throughout all race, is the an important debate because is the how we can get lift people up and get destructive behaviors stop, particularly when men walk out on women and have babies and make those women raise those babies in such a difficult situation, white, black, it doesn't matter the race, makes it so much harder for them to be successful. there's not a government program or spending program that's a solution to that. republicans are talking about those issues and talking about them because they care about people poor and don't think the government has helped them, the government has trapped them. that's an important debate to have. i'm proud to be on newt's side and the republican's side on that issue. i do think it's important to use the words that invite people in, though, to solve this, not to push people apart. i think newt has sometimes used
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words that push people apart. cornell often uses words that push people apart. that's not how you solve the problem. >> ari, i don't know what words i've used to push people apart. actually, i'm a little offended by that. >> saying newt's using code words. and racist. >> i never called herman cain a racist. i did say he was bigoted. we'll come back and show the tape i didn't call him a racist. if you look at what he said and history behind that, we can't ignore that history. if newt gingrich had simply said poor people, he didn't say poor people, he pointed to black people and said black people. he was doing that on purpose. if he had said poor people, i had no problem with it. >> i think the issue here was he referred to the president as food stamp president and that sparked the sensitivity. >> he called black people out for wanting demanding not welfare checks but jobs, so there's a whole line of things
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right here we can call him into question about. i'm not the one calling names, i'm pointing out what he's saying. >> newt's remarks last night were about the poor. has the's how newt said it. cornell, i don't think you heard that right. >> i think we can look back from his statements earlier about black people and work and about welfare. there's a pattern here. >> you're saying there's a history to it, not just what he said last night. cornell, i appreciate it, ari fleischer as well, continue the conversation. british airways apologizing for telling passengers they were going to make an emergency landing in the indian ocean. on , i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me...
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